1/ST Technology

Senior System Administrator

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-MD-Hunt Valley
# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for leading a team designing, managing, and maintaining multiple environment infrastructure and act as the *nix SME.  The position is a demanding, high-energy position requiring innovative solutions to network, hardware, and software problems. This role will be a member of an architecture committee and work with engineering leads to install, maintain, and design the physical and virtual infrastructure of multiple environments.  This role must have strong problem-solving skills, leadership skills, and desire to continuously innovate.


Background of Business:  1/ST Technology is a fully integrated racing and gaming technology company providing solutions that drive pari-mutuel and fixed odds wagering around the globe.  Leading technology and services provider to the North American pari-mutuel wagering market, with services that include the horse racing industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering website/platform allowing customers to wager from a computer, phone or mobile device.  Ongoing commitment to the growth and success of the global racing industry through B2C and B2B product innovation, extensive professional services offerings, the broadest integration of hosts for commingled pari-mutuel and fixed odds and the continued evolution of the preeminent totalizator systems in the world.

The position’s competencies include but are not limited to the following: Active Listening, Business Acumen; Comprehension; Confidentiality; Continuous Improvement; Customer Focus; Creativity; Communication Proficiency; Dependability;  Decision Making; Flexibility, Integrity (fostering trust and a positive work environment); Innovation (brining creativity to the workplace); Organizational Skills; Personal Effectiveness & Credibility; Problem Solving & Analysis; Project Management, Punctuality, Relationship Development; Results Driven; Self-Assurance; Strategic Awareness; Tactical “Know-How”; Technology Skills; Time Management and Teamwork Orientation.


  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for the monitoring, controls and evaluation of quality systems.
  • Provides technical quality and regulatory support, as needed.
  • Monitors and analyzes quality systems and regulatory compliance data to identify positive and adverse trends in order to enhance the suitability, efficiency and effectiveness of the quality systems.
  • Discovers, plans, and implements new projects with minimal technical guidance.
  • Responsible for minor mentoring of other Systems Administrator staff and Network Operations Center staff personnel.
  • Develops and documents Best Practice processes and procedures.
  • Prioritizes work to meet deadlines.
  • Possess’ superior teamwork skills, and participates on teams where provision of quality systems and regulatory compliance expertise is needed.
  • Develops and documents Best Practice processes and procedures
  • Investigates internal and external product, processes and systems failures.
  • This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities.
  • This position is empowered to take initiative with applicable duties/projects and may receive direction or instruction from senior department team members.


  • BS in Computer Science or related field with major course work in the IT Technology field.
  • 6-10 years’ experience in Computer Science or related field.
  • Significant experience, 8-10 years, with Linux systems, including installation, configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead teams, as required. Maintains quality systems inspection readiness.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assist in the definition and creation of systems and network monitoring tools.
  • Possess’ superior knowledge of problem solving tools, and demonstrates ability to apply these skills toward the formulation and deployment of effective corrective action.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think both strategically and tactically.
  • Understands the linkages and relationships between individual quality subsystems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to formulate and propose strategic quality systems direction to management, and implement tactical quality plans, as directed.
  • Develops solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity where erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results could have a significant adverse effect on product, process or the quality systems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience with a multi-site network configuration.
  • Individual must be open to learn about and understand ‘niche’ industry.
  • Demonstrates and maintains flexibility and adapts to changes within industry and company.
  • Knowledgeable in technology, horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering, gaming, sports wagering and/or experience in a start-up environment is a plus.

Preferred Experience and/or Education:

  • Applicable Certification preferred
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity and benefits.


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